Epoch IV

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ca. 2,100 years ago
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Christ Michael presented for the fourth time to Urantia the concept of God as the Universal Father, and this teaching has generally persisted ever since. The essence of his teaching was love and service, the loving worship which a creature son voluntarily gives in recognition of, and response to, the loving ministry of God his Father; the freewill service which such creature sons bestow upon their brethren in the joyous realization that in this service they are likewise serving God the Father.[1]


  • The first century after Christ.

As a religious teacher, Jesus of Nazareth started out with the cult which had been established by John the Baptist and progressed as far as he could away from fasts and forms. Aside from Jesus, Paul of Tarsus and Philo of Alexandria were the greatest teachers of this era. Their concepts of religion have played a dominant part in the evolution of that faith which bears the name of Christ.

  • The sixth century after Christ.

Mohammed founded a religion which was superior to many of the creeds of his time. His was a protest against the social demands of the faiths of foreigners and against the incoherence of the religious life of his own people.

  • The fifteenth century after Christ.

This period witnessed two religious movements: the disruption of the unity of Christianity in the Occident and the synthesis of a new religion in the Orient. In Europe institutionalized Christianity had attained that degree of inelasticity which rendered further growth incompatible with unity. In the Orient the combined teachings of Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism were synthesized by Nanak and his followers into Sikhism, one of the most advanced religions of Asia.[2]

Artifacts

  • The first century after Christ.
  1. The Canonical Gospels[3]
  2. The Book of Revelation[4]
  3. Apocryphal NT Acts
  4. Apocryphal NT Apocalypse
  5. Apocryphal NT Gospels
  6. Pseudonymous Writings
  7. Nag Hammadi Codices
  1. The Koran[5]
  1. Emanuel Swedenborg
  2. Book of Mormon
  3. Punjab Digital Library
  4. Theosophical Writing
  5. The Works of Bahá'u'lláh
  6. OAHSPE